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Renewal and Reformation : Wales c.1415-1642

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This is the first comprehensive history of the two decisive centuries which followed the defeat of Owain Glyndwr in 1415. The fifteenth century was a time of resilience and recovery from the Rebellion, and one which saw the emergence of ruling gentry families, whose power, and that of the monarchy, was confirmed by the Tudor Act of Union, 1536-43. This was an age of outstanding personalities and achievements as impressive as they were diverse: Owain Glyndwr, Henry Tudor, John Dee, Robert Devereux, William Morgan, Matthew Gough, and Robert Mansell. Throughout, the Welsh remained prouder and more conscious of their national identity than has usually been thought.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • maps
  • 0192852779
  • 9780192852779
  • 941,769

Table of contents

Part 1 Rebellion and recovery - the twilight of medieval Wales, 1415-1536: the Glyndwr rebellion and its aftermath; principality and march - government and law; getting and spending - the Welsh economy; the bonds of society; the Church and religion; learning and the arts; war abroad and turmoil at home, 1415-1461; the Yorkist era, 1461-1483; to Bosworth and beyond, 1483-1497; the Tudor dynasty installed, 1485-1536. Part 2 Wales reoriented and reformed, 1536-1642: the assimilation of England and Wales; the reformation - change and change-about, 1527-1558; the reformation secured, 1558-1603; Elizabethan government and politics; defence, recruitment and piracy, 1558-1635; economic activity and change, 1536-1642; social history, 1540-1642 - rich and poor move further apart; education and culture; identity and diaspora; the early Stuart regime, 1603-1642.show more

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This book offers the first comprehensive assessment of the two centuries of Welsh history that followed the defeat of Owain Glyn Dwr's rebellion in 1415. * The Medieval World *show more

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